Donald Wayne Huffer

Military

Object Number - UPL 55512 - Lt Col Donald W. Huffer

Assigned to 351BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin 24-May-44 in in B-17 42-31306 'Nelson King'; shot down by fighters, crashed Ostprignitz. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5165

Awards: AM, PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 351st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-813794
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Nelson King
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 351st Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft III, Sagan, Germany
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag 7a, Moosburg

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Hibbing, MN 19 February 1919 Son of John Joseph and Marie A [Bejeault] Huffer.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Zagan, Poland 24 May 1944 - 27 January 1945 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Moosburg, Germany 27 January 1945 - 29 April 1945 Forced march from Stalag Luft III to Stalag VIIa.

Died

Franklin, WI 27 November 2005

Buried

Saint Adalberts Cemetery Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI Saint Adalberts Cemetery Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

Based

Thorpe Abbotts 24 May 1944 Assigned to 351BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:07:43
ContributorAAM
Sources

100th Bomb Group Foundation Directory, 2000 - 2001; MACR 5165 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5165 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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